November 24, 2017

Archives for September 2015

Pete Enns: No Turning Back

No Turning Back: 5 Insights about the Old Testament from Modern Biblical Scholarship By Peter Enns Pete blogs at The Bible for Normal People • • • These 5 insights overlap a bit, but here they are. (1) The Old Testament is an ancient Near Eastern phenomenon.  A rather obvious point, perhaps, but worth putting at the top […]

Adam: Israel’s first king

Adam is the prototypical king who is called to conquer the Promised Land. • Seth D. Postell • • • Awhile back we did a post called “Fundamental Mistakes in Reading Genesis 1-2.” One of the points of that piece was that, when reading the creation story, people miss clues that show all was not right with […]

Open Forum (Newbies, please join us!)

Open Forum, with a special invitation to new commenters. It has been awhile since we’ve done an Open Forum. I had a busy weekend working on the book, so I’m running a bit late, and that gives us a good opportunity to have one. As we’ve done with a few past Open Forums, I would […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: September 27, 2015

Every time I feel like I have lost my way in the Christian life, I find myself back looking at monasticism, and the lessons I learned in two decades of reading Thomas Merton. I’m not attracted to Catholicism, but I am very much attracted to the tradition of self-conscious, disciplined spiritual formation into a disciple […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 27, 2015 – Papal Visit Edition

It’s the first weekend of autumn, here in the northern hemisphere, which means it’s springtime for Argentinian Pope Francis. That’s true in a metaphorical sense as well — the Pope has achieved a wonderful position of popularity right now. And then he came to the U.S. (motto: “We don’t kiss no stinkin’ rings!”). No, actually, the […]

Bringing Ultimate Harmony to Creation

Eschatology Week Part 5: Bringing Ultimate Harmony to Creation Previous Posts Part 1: The Christian Hope = Resurrection Part 2: Eschatology starts in our past Part 3: Jesus’ Future Presence Part 4: Setting the World Right I believe . . . He will come again to judge the living and the dead. • The Apostles’ Creed • […]

Setting the World Right

Eschatology Week Part 4: Setting the World Right Previous Posts Part 1: The Christian Hope = Resurrection Part 2: Eschatology starts in our past Part 3: Jesus’ Future Presence I believe . . . He will come again to judge the living and the dead. • The Apostles’ Creed • • • When we think of […]

Jesus’ Future Presence

Eschatology Week Part 3: Jesus’ Future Presence Previous Posts Part 1: The Christian Hope = Resurrection Part 2: Eschatology starts in our past I believe . . . He will come again. • The Apostles’ Creed • • • Chapter 8 in N.T. Wright’s book, Surprised by Hope, “When He Appears,” is perhaps the sanest, most refreshing […]

Eschatology starts in our past

Eschatology Week Part 2: Eschatology starts in our past Previous Posts Part 1: The Christian Hope = Resurrection I believe . . . on the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. • The Apostles’ Creed • • • The “last days” are […]

Eschatology Week: The Christian Hope = Resurrection

Eschatology Week Part 1: The Christian Hope = Resurrection I believe . . . in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. • The Apostles’ Creed • • • These days, it seems that the gold standard for eschatological teaching in the Christian world is N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the […]